Work with a Reputable Patent Lawyer in Southfield, MI
You’ve worked hard to develop something great. After your visions have materialized, it’s equally important to protect them such that no one else can claim ownership. Patents play a crucial role for clients in various developing industries the world over. Without having an application on file with the U.S. Patent Office, you could lose the rights to your intellectual property. Fortunately, you can bring your ideas or items to the market confidently when you consult a skilled patent lawyer in Southfield, MI.
Several factors come into play when you’re searching for reputable legal counsel to serve your needs. The practitioner's experience, as well as their willingness to share with you their specialized knowledge and defend your property rights, are crucial factors to consider. We proudly welcome all inventors and inquisitors at this law office.
Learn More About Gerald R. Black
Gerald R. Black Attorney and Counselor have over thirty years of experience dealing with matters of intellectual property and trademark law. He was “Of Counsel” with Dykema Gossett in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Associate Patent Counsel with Borg-Warner Automotive, Inc., and an Intellectual Property Attorney with the Licensing Division of the Battelle Memorial Institute and the Rockwell International Corp. – Aerospace Division (now Boeing). Through his strong corporate background, he has gained expertise in managing global patent portfolios.
Before completing law school, Mr. Black served as a systems engineer with the Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp. Mr. Black graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He received his Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School. Today, he is registered to practice in Michigan, California, and Ohio, as a patent lawyer by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Throughout his career, Mr. Black has held multiple seminars, including a 1-day seminar entitled “Patents – A Global Perspective” for the Society of Automotive Engineers and a 2-day patent seminar in Herzliya, Israel, sponsored by Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Mr. Black is also the author of “Keyword Patent Searching Online – A Workbook.” The book uses the USPTO and the EPO search engines to obtain the highest-quality search results. The workbook includes 4 invention disclosures and step-by-step search solutions. Copies of the book are shelved at the following institutions:
- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- The California Institute of Technology
- The University of Leeds
- The University of Queensland
- Stanford University
- The Boston Public Library
- The New York Public Library
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Gerald Black is well-versed in patent and trademark law. At your request, he can to help you file national and international intellectual property claims and clear up any patent misconceptions for you. When clients visit our office with questions, we strive to help them secure their rights and defend what they’ve worked tirelessly to achieve. Schedule a consultation to determine what our patent lawyer can do to help you.